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Australian Eskimo

Australian Eskimo

Breed Characteristics

Function:Not Available
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Group:Non-Sporting (Utility)
Life Span:12-15 Years

Australian Eskimo Build Information

The Australian Eskimo is a larger dog, standing more than two feet tall and frequently weighing as much as 65 pounds. Its coat is generally harsh and slightly wavy, and the most commonly occurring colors are black, cream, white, spotted, and speckled.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size:4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

The Australian Eskimo dog is a cross between an American Eskimo and the Australian Shepherd, and is known for being affectionate, energetic, and playful. It is friendly and loving toward owners, and is easily trained, although results tend to come slowly. It has good herding instincts, although not a good watchdog candidate because it does not instinctively bark when intruders are abroad.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Moderate
Energy Level:Very Active
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Cream, Tan Brindle, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Rough

Australian Eskimo Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

American Eskimo Dog x Australian Shepherd mix.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:No